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Welcome to GSAPP!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Columbia GSAPP!

At Columbia GSAPP you will join a long legacy of creative thinkers and original professionals and become part of a community of students and alumni who are critically engaged with the world and dedicated to addressing the urgent issues of our time.

Your cohort applied from over 90 countries
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Your Next Steps to Join GSAPP

Summer 2024 Entry
Fall 2024 Entry

Confirm your enrollment decision by Monday, April 15, 2024 by completing the enrollment form.

Please review a detailed timeline outlining your next steps for summer 2024 entry.

Students enrolling in the M.S. Advanced Architectural Design; M.S. Architecture and Urban Design; and M.S. Real Estate Development programs begin with the Summer 2024 Semester on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Students enrolling in the M.S. Computational Design Practices program start with an online tutorial, and begin in person classes on Monday, July 8, 2024.

Also reference the 2024-2025 Academic Calendar, and don’t hesitate to email us at arch_admissions@columbia.edu with any questions.

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2024 Open House for Admitted Students

We hope that you were able to join us and fellow admitted students in New York for the GSAPP Open House on Monday, March 25, 2024 for a full day of events, presentations, and discussions with the Dean, program directors, faculty, current students, and alumni to learn more about the School, it’s curriculum and culture.

The in-person event is followed by a series of online presentations throughout the week for anyone unable to join in person. Recordings can be viewed through the links in the Online Open House schedule below.

If you aren’t able to visit Columbia’s campus in person, may also browse GSAPP’s Buildings and Facilities on our interactive virtual tour!

Monday, March 25 (in-person)
Event Time
Check-in and Breakfast 9:30am – 11:00 am
Student-led building tours
Visits to GSAPP Research Centers and Labs, Making Studio, Avery Library, and more.
10:00am – 12:00pm
The Library is Open (House): Faculty Publications 11:30am – 12:30pm
Lunch with GSAPP Faculty and Students Representatives 12:30 – 1:30pm
Welcome by Dean Andrés Jaque 1:30– 2:00 pm
Curriculum Presentations by the respective academic Program Directors 2:00 – 3:00pm
Conversations with Current Students in your academic program 4:00 – 3:00pm
Life at GSAPP: Learn more about the School 4:00 – 6:00pm
Pre-Lecture Reception 6:00 – 6:30pm
GSAPP Open House Lecture by Hilary Sample
(event info)
6:30 – 8:30pm

Online Open House Program

The Online Open House Program features curriculum presentations by program directors and staff, the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), the GSAPP Admissions and Academic Affairs Offices, and Student Financial Services at Columbia University.
Date Event Link
Tue, March 26,
10:00am EST
MSRED Info Session
with Program Director Patrice Derrington and faculty
Watch Recording
Wed, March 27,
9:00am EST
MSAAD Info Session
with Dean and Program Director Andrés Jaque
Watch Recording
Wed, March 27,
11:00am EST
M.ARCH Info Session
with Program Director Mario Gooden and faculty
Watch Recording
Thur, March 28,
9:00am EST
Life After GSAPP
Online Panel with GSAPP Alumni
Thur, March 28,
10:00am EST
MSHP Info Session
with Program Director Jorge Otero-Pailos
Watch Recording
Thur, March 28,
10:00am EST
MSUP Info Session
with Program Director Weiping Wu
Watch Recording
Thur, March 28,
7:30pm EST
MSCCCP Info Session
with Program Directors Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta
Recording by request
Fri, March 29,
9:00am EST
MSCDP Info Session
with Program Director Laura Kurgan
Watch Recording
Fri, March 29,
9:00am EST
MSAUD Info Session
with Program Director Kate Orff
Watch Recording
Fri, March 29,
10:00am EST
Next Steps in the Enrollment Process
with representatives from Student Affairs and Admissions
Watch Recording
Fri, March 29,
3:00pm EST
Student Financial Services
learn more about the federal aid, billing schedule, payment plans and more
Watch Recording
Sat, March 30,
2:00pm EST
Notes from Within IV
A Conversation with Members of the Black Student Alliance
Tue, April 2,
9:00am EST
International Student Info Session
with Columbia University ISSO
Watch Recording

Columbia ISSO Info Session
Each academic program has a rich offering of virtual resources allowing you to meet GSAPP’s faculty and students; join lectures and events; and explore studio reports, student work, and more. Select your program below for details and recordings.

International Students

International students at Columbia enter the United States on an F-1 or J-1 student visa. You will need an I-20 for F-1 status or DS-2019 for J-1 status issued by Columbia’s International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) before making your visa appointment at a U.S. consulate to apply for your visa.

Watch the ISSO video on how to get a visa.

You will need to:

  1. Prepare your documents (bank statements, passport, and other supporting documents)
  2. Log in to Compass to apply for your I-20 / DS-2019
  3. Receive I-20 / DS-2019
  4. Apply for Your Visa at a U.S. Consulate (the visa cannot be issued more than 120 days in advance of your program start date)

Ready to begin? Go to the ISSO website for the I-20/DS-2019 application, supporting documents checklist, and instructions. If you have any questions regarding the visa application process, please contact the ISSO at newintlstudent@columbia.edu.

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